"I'm impressed by how he plays," Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said after Judge hit a two-run homer to help the Yankees top the Twins in the AL wild-card game. "All I've heard about this guy, he's the kind of guy that you want to have up front in our game. ... I think we're in good hands with people like him."
"I've never felt meddled in in terms of how I ran a game, my pitching staff, who I decided to play on a given day," Molitor said. "I was given total freedom to do that. And I think that's important for a manager and his staff to have those decisions stay within the clubhouse."